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Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:34 pm
Punting has been illegal in Northern Ireland since June this year.The penalties run from a fine to a year in jail . Reports from escorts working there indicate that more business is now done with regulars. Policing escorting is impractical due to cost. Web advertising is based out of the jurisdiction. There has not been a reported increase in prosecutions. The same will likely apply south of the border.
The main risk will probably be from media promoting moral panic and useless local politicians trying to make names for themselves.